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Catholic, father of eight, open source enthusiast, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, Scala, Go, etc. programmer.

Hashing, Encryption, Encoding, Compression, Oh My!

In this blog post, I’m going to be talking about hashing, encryption, encoding, compression, etc. All of these things are related, but they serve different purposes. Sometimes, developers confuse these things which can lead to tragic results. My goal is to provide a high-level overview without getting into the weeds. If you’re interested in the details, Wikipedia is a great ...

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Database Week at the AWS Loft


Here are my notes: https://databaseweekoctober2019sf.splashthat.com Databases on AWS: The Right Tool for the Right Job I’m not taking super deep notes for many of these talks. I’m focusing on the highlights. PostgreSQL came after MySQL. 8 categories of DBs on AWS: RelationalKey valueDocumentIn-memoryGraphSearchTime seriesLedger Search for: AWS Database Services For relational, they have Amazon Aurora. It’s compatible with MySQL and ...

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